A story in the New York Times reports that as biofuels made from crops have caused food prices to rise, alternative means of creating biofuels are being encouraged -- but with caveats. Biofuels derived from weeds or grass, for example, "are what scientists label invasive species ... that have an extraordinarily high potential to escape biofuel plantations, overrun adjacent farms and natural land, and create economic and ecological havoc in the process," the story says.

No offense to JGI, but what ever happened to good old solar power?

 

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.